Mediterranean breakfast sandwich, ready for top layer of bread.

DIY Breakfast Sandwiches

Confession: I used to buy the “healthier” frozen breakfast sandwiches, rationalizing they were high protein and lower fat. (I ignored the sky-high sodium and high cost of the sandwiches.) Then I found nifty silicone pans designed to make egg patties the right size for breakfast sandwiches. There was no learning curve – the egg pattiesRead more

Favorite Tools for Cooking with Ease

Truly, I’ve never met a kitchen gadget I didn’t like. Over the years, I have purchased a crepe maker and a cherry pitter, a herb scissors and a special contraption for making jam (I used it once LOL.)  Also a yogurt maker, a vacuum sealer, a …. Prediabetes has changed my priorities when it comesRead more

No-Cook, Simple Suppers Keep Kitchen Cool

On a hot, muggy summer afternoon, I look at my oven and frown.  Even though our home is air conditioned, it’s unappealing to make a hot meal. Eating out is expensive, however, and many takeout meals are  not blood sugar friendly. My compromise: Throw together cold, no-cook suppers that are simple and healthy. I’ve listed aRead more

Summer Crockpot Cooking – Lemon Herb Turkey

Crockpot Lemon Herb Turkey is the kind of summer recipe I make over and over again. It takes no work, doesn’t heat up the kitchen and is carb free. Calling it a “recipe” is a stretch – it’s more of a simple technique that results in lightly flavored, moist white meat. I created this recipe-techniqueRead more

Roasted Edamame – A Portable Summer Snack

For me, portable snacks are golden. More than once I’ve come home starving, only to grab something bad for my blood sugar. However, if I eat a healthy snack while out, I find it much easier to make good choices when I get back to the house. It can be tricky to pack a bloodRead more

About Valentine’s Chocolate…

Valentine’s Day chocolate – love it or leave it? Maybe you are lucky and are able to walk by the displays of valentine’s chocolate with nary a glimpse. Or maybe you look wistfully at those heart-shaped samplers filled with chocolates, wishing you didn’t have prediabetes. I’ve been both those people. Some years, I could careRead more

Lower Holiday Stress for Better Blood Sugar

Holiday season can bring stress in spades. Crazy traffic, extra expenses,  dealing with difficult loved ones – all can make the season less bright.  For people who have prediabetes, more stress (along with holiday eating) can bring the unwelcome gift of higher blood sugar. When we get extra stressed, our bodies get ready for “fightRead more

Cranberry Sauce Trick Cuts Carbs Deliciously

I found a trick that cuts half of the carbs and sugar of cranberry sauce without using artificial sweetener. And I can’t wait to spoon the new and improved sauce on turkey, guilt free, this Thanksgiving. Usually, cranberry sauce (canned or homemade) contains a huge amount of sugar because cranberries are so tart. How muchRead more

Resolved: New Year, More water

Resolved for 2022:  I will drink a LOT more water, and not just for a day, a week or a month.   My reasons: Some studies suggest that increasing water intake may help lower blood sugar and also help with headache management – a double winner for me. I’m zeroing in on this one behavior change becauseRead more

Shop Online for Healthy Holiday Gifts

Retail experts advise early holiday shopping this year because of pandemic related problems in inventory and delivery. Here are a few neat holiday gifts  for health conscious people (including yourself 😎)  Note: I have received no compensation by retailers for products listed in this post. Grosche Bali Water Infuser Flavored, zero calorie water is veryRead more